Halifax Community College's (HCC)
Dental Hygiene program is celebrating the college's 40th
anniversary, July 15-21.
Established at HCC in 2003, the Dental Hygiene program offers
students the chance to gain education and experience under the
supervision of licensed dentists and dental hygienists. To obtain a
dental hygiene license, students need two years of education and
clinical experience from an American Dental Association accredited
college and successful completion of written and practical exams.
In order to meet all requirements, students work in the Dental
Clinic located on the main campus. Each student must accrue 600
hours of clinical experience to complete the program and be eligible
to take the required exams. To complete the hours, the program
offers inexpensive preventive dental services to area residents.
Services include dental exams with x-rays, cleaning appointments
for adults and children, adult periodontal treatments, and
protective sealants. The fall semester will begin on Aug. 15, and
the clinic will have appointments for the public on Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday afternoons. To schedule an appointment, call Terry Hux
at (252) 536-7219. To learn more about the Dental Hygiene program,